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Case No. 20-1046

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In the Interest of K.B., Minor Child

M.B., Mother-Appellant

T.B., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

James W. Thornton

Attorney for Appellant Father

Jeremy M. Evans

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Jesse Macro

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 30, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Brent Pattison, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Greer, J., and Mahan, S.J.  Opinion by Mahan, S.J.  (9 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their child.  Both challenge the juvenile court’s refusal to grant a six-month extension and argue termination was not in the child’s best interests.  The mother also challenges the court’s denial of her motion to continue for an in-person hearing.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm on both appeals.

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